H3975 : "Stooking" turf, Kilmore

taken 9 years ago, near to Dunwish, Northern Ireland

"Stooking" turf, Kilmore
"Stooking" turf, Kilmore
This traditional practice is carried out to enable the cut-turf to dry, it brought back memories for me, a similar practice occurred with stacking sheaves of corn in the old days.

Summer holidays at my grandfather's farm LinkExternal link

When the turf is cut from the ground, it is still damp and in some cases it is saturated. It is left on the ground for a short while and then stacked (or as they say here, "stooked") in clumps of half a dozen, and ensuring that plenty of space is between them so that the wind and sun can dry them out, prior to being carted away for burning, usually in an open fire or grate.

There was always a fragrant aroma coming from the smoke in the chimney.

A tourist at the Ulster American Folk Park pictures a turf fire H4379 : Interior, Hughes House
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H3975, 106 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 396 756 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.6382N 7:23.1835W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! H 396 756
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Turf Cutting  Countryside 

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